Friday, May 04, 2007

Performance Bonuses for VA Officials???!!!

It's got to be the top story in the outrage department. It appears that certain top officials in the Dept of Veterans Affairs get fucking bonuses, up to the tune of some $33,000.

This is in a time when there is a backlog of disability applications that can result in some vets waiting up to a year or more just for a determination of eligibility.

How dare they? How fucking DARE they give themselves bonuses? Who the fuck else in government service gets BONUSES? I certainly don't, and I wouldn't expect one. Public service is a calling, and those who enter it do it for reasons other than monetary.

At least that's the way it's supposed to be. With this pack of crony-capitalist motherfuckers in charge, all bets are off.

It's to the Dems' credit that they are expressing the same kind of outrage, and are busy looking into it. One promising threat is that they will suspend the bonuses until the veterans are taken care of.

Rep. John Hall, D-N.Y., will be introducing legislation to place a hold on this year's bonuses. "It is shocking and scandalous even by the VA's own low standards that top officials at the VA would get performance bonuses when there's a backlog of over 600,000 cases," Hall said.

This is another "watch list" item. When he submits it, let's all contact our congressional representatives and tell them we support it.

3 Comments:

Nvisiblewmn said...

WTF?

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

$33,000?

I can't get hearing aids?

Damn!

rightwingnut said...

I would think some punishment in the form of repaying bonus since the backlog started should be in order shouldn't it?